Something for the weekend: Although the routine of a nine-to-five office job may offer real benefits to some employees, others are on the hunt for something more unconventional to fulfill their work-life balance and satisfaction needs. For example, locals in Burton, East Staffordshire, are now able to apply for jobs as a game master, an apprentice sign maker, dog groomer or event steward.
Local media outlet DerbyshireLive, the online edition of the Derby Telegraph, perused online job board Indeed.com to find the most unusual jobs being offered in Burton. This included the unique job opportunity to be a game master and host at Escape Time, Burton’s new escape room experience. This part-time role for evening and weekend work is ideal for positive and engaging actors with experience in performing arts and a customer-centric outlook.
Successful applicants will host themed games for teams of two to six people; this involves engaging with different groups and preparing and resetting the room for the next game. The job advert requires candidates to be able to work within a team, as well as alone, and be prepared to work flexible hours or at short notice.
If job hunters prefer pups to people, then the dog groomer role at The Groom Room is instead the ideal job role. Reporting to the salon manager, the new recruit will be required to deliver a “pawsitively outrageous service” at The Groom Room’s salon, boasting excellent communication skills and showcasing previous experience at grooming a variety of dog breeds from start to finish.
Football fans, on the other hand, will be compelled to apply for the events steward role with StadiumTM; although the role will involve greeting visitors, offering information, checking passes and directing traffic at concerts, festivals and university open days, the main draw will be working at Burton Albion Football Club. Fans who score this job will also be offered the chance to work at other football stadiums and events across the UK including Derby County, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Aston Villa, Stoke City, Burnley and Liverpool.
Usefully, this role is offered on a casual basis, enabling applicants to manage their new job around their current commitments.
Job seekers who are more handy may instead enjoy the apprentice sign maker role at TSC Signs. Applicants will need to be a computer-literate, self-motivated individual, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude, reasonable levels of physical fitness and a consciousness for safety at work. Potential sign makers will also need to have GCSE qualifications of grade C or above, including in English and maths.
Here at Employee Benefits, we feel these job opportunities certainly provide scope for job hunters to find exactly what they are looking for, especially with regards to flexible working arrangements. Personally, we love the idea of being a game master because of our prowess on a Monopoly board; we wonder if Escape Time is accepting applicants outside of Burton…